Garden Entrance, The Queens Dolls House postcards (Raphael Tuck 4500-1)

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Garden Entrance, The Queens Dolls House postcards (Raphael Tuck 4500-1)

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Arch Two , Area 19
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==This exhibit is scheduled to go on display during 2016, as part of the museum's 25th anniversary improvements==,

An "Oilette" postcard of "The Garden Entrance", The Queen's Dolls' House (later to be known as Queen Mary's Dolls' House), produced by Raphael Tuck and Sons ("Tuck's Postcards") catalogue number 4500-1. These postcards started to be produced in 1924, when the dollhouse first went on public display.




This wonderful miniature Palace, the great show-piece of the British Empire Exhibition, will be of permanent interest as showing a representative Mansion of the 20th Century. A marvellous company of over 1,600 artists and craftsmen have combined to produce the marvel. The scale is one inch to the foot and the effect is harmonious and realistic. The picture shows the beautiful garden with its handsome entrance gates, its tall trees and clustering roses, its clipped hedges and seats, its lawns and flowers, its shelter for birds and fairy ring in the grass, and even the dog waiting on the step.

— Raphael Tuck & Sons, Postcard 4500-1, -

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